Convicted killer Scott Peterson is predicted to be referred to as to the witness stand at a pre-trial listening to in California — involving the 25-year-old disappearance of co-ed Kristin Sensible.
Peterson, who was discovered responsible in 2005 of killing his 27-year-old pregnant spouse Laci, knew Sensible when she was a scholar at California Polytechnic State College — and protection attorneys for the suspects in Sensible’s 1996 disappearance need to grill him about it, Fox Information reported.
Attorneys for Paul Flores, 44, and his father, Ruben Flores, who’re charged with homicide in Sensible’s case, need to query Peterson as a part of an assertion that cops failed to think about different doable suspects within the case.
Authorities mentioned Sensible disappeared after attending a celebration in Could 1996.
Flores had lengthy been beneath scrutiny for the co-ed’s presumed loss of life when he was arrested and charged together with her rape and homicide in April. His father was charged with serving to to relocate Sensible’s physique, which has by no means been recovered within the case.
Peterson, who met his spouse Laci at Cal Poly, was floated as a possible suspect in Sensible’s case earlier than, when his title surfaced within the case in 2003.
Peterson was sentenced to loss of life in his spouse’s disappearance and slaying. However an appeals courtroom overturned the sentence final yr, and prosecutors mentioned in Could that they wouldn’t pursue the loss of life penalty within the case.
He’s nonetheless serving life in jail.